Do you ever cuss to be kind, polite, or humble?

Cussing is unkind, disrespectful, and arrogant. (Nobody cusses to be kind, polite, and humble.) To use profanity is to prefer bitter words instead of better words. Kindness is greatness and you can’t cuss kindness into existance.

Know and respect your audience (and your friends). If they’re offended by profanity, why not leave it out? Why insult them unnecessarily? Language needs boundaries. Insults, profanity, hate speech, etc. should be replaced by kindness and self-control.

Obscenities obscure your observations. People respond to your ideas better if you avoid immature language. Many people find cussing offensive, but are too polite to tell that to a person who uses such immature language.

Whoever first called cussing “mature language” probably had never been on an elementary school playground. When people want to sound important but can’t, they often throw around profanity.

People who feel a need to cuss and insult those who disagree with them, must not be very confident in their beliefs. I’m always amazed that many people like to sprinkle their conversation with references to private bodily processes and parts.

When you allow a thought to linger in your mind, you surrender to its influence in your life. Choose your influences well.

Biblical Christianity didn’t support arrogance, egotism, or vulgarity, but preferred humility.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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